Bhubaneswar: The first organisational meeting of 'Odisha Mo Parivar', a social service initiative aimed at encouraging environmental protection, blood donation and the welfare of people in distress was chaired by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today.
Under the 'Odisha Mo Parivar' programme, party leaders will dedicate themselves to protect the environment and undertake extensive planting of trees, and create awareness among the public.
Speaking about the initiative, Convenor of 'Odisha Mo Parivar', Arup Patnaik said that a roadmap has been prepared to work on three verticals. "'Odisha Mo Parivar' is a non-political initiative which will work on three aspects- protection of environment, improving health care services & addressing issues of non-resident Odia people," said Patnaik.
BJD MP Pinaki Misra while speaking about the State government's initiative said, "Efforts are being taken to eradicate plastic use & open defecation from the entire State. Extensive plantation drive will also be adopted for forest regeneration in the State."
Atanu Sabyasachi Nayak, who is a member of blood donation service and welfare activities under the initiative, said, "Helping the common man will be the main aim of the programme. The initiative will work as a bridge between the State government and the people."